I began 2011 laughing, & bonding with two of my favorite men: My bro and the Boy. (They’re both the loves of my life, no contest. They both also tend to make fun of me so I see a lot of tag-teaming in our future.)

There was also a lot of sneezing. (Apparently, I decided to end a decade and begin a new one with a head cold).

The first half of the day of the year consisted of all three of us sleeping in, and with my disbelief in how amazing my life is.

I don’t do resolutions. I also don’t do fairy-tales.

But my life?

As of this moment?

It’s amazing.

It has its ups and downs and so do I. (Oh boy, just ask the Boy). [“Real love isn’t romantic. It isn’t how nice he treats you. Real love is when you accept each other for the piece of crap you really are.” – Robert Kelly]

For the longest time, I’ve wanted stability and some sense of normal. My kind of normal.

The kind of normal where I am surrounded by people who love me for me (No pretenses or fake hypocrites).

The kind of normal where I know who I am, without forgetting who I was 5 minutes ago.

The kind of normal where I am excited to wake up in the morning and embrace life, even if it makes me curl up and cry.

The kind of normal where I will laugh my ass off watching stand-up comedy until tears are coming down my face with no shame. Repeatedly.

The kind of normal where I will binge on a TV show and feel completely lost the day I finish the last episode.

The kind of normal where I can finish a book in a night (because I’m crazy like that).

The kind of normal where I leap before I look but make damn sure my parachute is ready just in case.

The kind of normal that will make you go “Woman, are you crazy?” and love me for it at the same time.

The kind of normal that will make 2011 & beyond memorable.

1-1-11 is the beginning of a new decade and the ‘In Progress’ to my kind of normal life.

How did you begin your new decade?

6 thoughts on “1-1-11

  1. Spent it laughing my ass off with some of the best friends this world has ever seen!!!


  2. What a great post to start the new year!! I love that you embrace that your life is good right now, and why it’s good. I feel like so often we Americans, women in particular, are afraid to say “yes, things are pretty damn awesome,” as if stress and suffering and anxiety are a necessary part of life. If you don’t stop and enjoy when it IS good, you won’t have enough reserves in your tank for when it’s not. Thanks for reminding me of that!

    As for my January 1, it goes something like this: http://j.mp/idKm4L


    1. Sorry it took me so long but I just wanted to thank you for the comment!!



  3. Happy New Year! It sounds like a great start. I spent the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011 with one of my best friends and her group of hometown friends (some of whom are my fellow bridesmaids in her wedding in 2012), then the early-morning hours of 2011 getting to know a new guy in my life. It was fab. :]


    1. (Kind of late, I know)

      I just wanted to say thank you so much for the comment! I’m glad that your year began awesome as well 🙂


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